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Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, The Extremities part I 15 credits

Fysioterapi Ortopedisk manuell terapi Extremiteter I
Second cycle, S7050H
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment

Entry requirements


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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
With regard to individuals with problems with the extremities, after having completed the course, from a scientific foundation the student will be able to:

Conduct an appropriate physiotherapeutic examination and treatment of a person on the basis of functional anatomy, pain physiology and with a biopsychosocial approach.

  1. Describe suitable examination and treatment efforts on the basis of an evidence-based approach.
  2. On the basis of medical science and proven experience, analyse and evaluate examination findings and use them to select, plan, implement and evaluate suitable treatment.
  3. Be able to explain the theoretical content of the course.
  4. Be able to explain theories, concepts, history and development of both physiotherapy and orthopaedic manual therapy.
  5. Be able to explain basic scientific theories and concepts in the field of physiotherapy.
  6. Will have knowledge of gender equality.
  7. Will have knowledge of theories of disease.


Practical training in skills in physiotherapeutic methods for the examination, functional assessment and treatment of people with problems with the extremities.  Theoretical subject knowledge in:

  • Motor control
  • Motor learning
  • Functional anatomy and biomechanics
  • Physiology of pain
  • Physiology and pathophysiology of muscles, tendons, ligaments, ligaments and cartilage.
  • Physiotherapeutic theories, concepts and history
  • Fundamental scientific theories and concepts
  • The significance of movement, physical activity and other factors that are important to health and recovery are discussed during lessons and in self-directed work.
  • Gender equality
  • Pathology


Learning in the course will take place through lessons at scheduled course meetings in Luleå, in which theory and supervised method exercises are integrated. In addition, there will be independent work carried out either individually or in groups, both on literature reviews, study assignments and in regular patient work throughout the course. In all forms of teaching, the student will be stimulated and encouraged to problem solve on the basis of a critically reflective attitude.


Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3 will be examined through a Written practical examination (test 1, 4,5 higher education credits. Fail, Pass, Pass (with distinction)).
Learning outcomes 2 and 4 will be examined though a Digital exam on medical science (test 2, 4,5 higher education credits. Fail, Pass, Pass (with distinction)).
Learning outcome 3 will be examined through a Report and seminar on Motor control (test 3, 1 higher education credits. Fail, Pass).
Learning outcome 4 will be examined through a Report  and seminar on Physiotherapy and OMT (test 4, 1,5 higher education credits Fail, Pass, Pass (with distinction)).
Learning outcome 5 will be examined through a Report and seminar on Scientific method (test 5, 2,5 higher education credits. Fail, Pass).
Learning outcome 6 will be examined through a report (test 6, 0.5 higher education credits Fail, Pass)
Learning outcome 7 will be examined through seminars on patient cases (test 7, 1.0 higher education credits Fail, Pass) 

Criteria for Pass and Pass (with distinction) are specified in the study guide.


The course is a second cycle course. The course replaces S7030H. The study guide is available in the course room in Canvas.

Peter Michaelson

Transition terms
The course S7050H is equal to S7030H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1

Course offered by
Department of Health, Education and Technology

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written practical exam Method extremitiesU G VG5.00MandatoryA20
0002Digital exam Medical scienceU G VG5.00MandatoryA20
0003Report and seminar Motor control and learningU G#1.50MandatoryA20
0004Report with seminar Physiotherapy and OMTU G VG2.00MandatoryA20
0005Report and seminar Scientific methodU G#1.00MandatoryA20
0006ReportU G#0.50MandatoryA20

Syllabus established
by Dean of Department of Health Science 21 Feb 2020

Last revised
by 18 Jun 2020